Massage therapy is a hands on regulated health profession. Massage therapists perform manipulation of different tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapists are clinically-oriented professionals that help alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and work related stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions in patients of all ages and activity levels.
Physiotherapy in Canada is a regulated health profession. The terms Physical Therapist and Physiotherapist are used interchangeably in Canada and recognizes that the therapist is a registered member of their provincial regulatory body, this means in Ontario they are members of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. You can recognize a physiotherapist by the use of the title “PT” after their name. Physiotherapists have completed extensive post graduate university level education on anatomy, biomechanics, pathology and exercise therapy. This can be used not just to diagnose current injuries, but also preventatively before starting a new exercise routine (prehab). One way to think of physiotherapy is that we are movement specialists helping you to achieve your goals.
Naturopathic Medicine treats the underlying cause of disease and is the promotion of well-being using therapeutics that support or enhance a patient’s overall health. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of supporting the natural healing processes of the patient through the removal of any obstacles to these processes. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical, mental and emotional conditions.
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.